Like to explore and enjoy the wonders of nature? Hagerstown has incredible national parks and fun recreational activities for the whole family. In fact, Washington County is home to 5 national parks and 8 state parks as well as 2 resource management areas. About a 40 minute average commute from Harpers Ferry, Hagerstown has many national parks with hiking trails and fun play areas. Our parks offer a range of amenities - everything from historic monuments and battlefields to waterways, with camping, trails, boat launches, and abundant educational opportunities. Enjoy learning Civil War history at Antietam National Battlefield, or hiking on the Appalachian Trail, or relax and play at Fort Frederick State Park and Greenbrier State Park.
One of the many parks near Harpers Ferry is South Mountain State Park. South Mountain State Park is a 40-mile long multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. South Mountain State Park can be accessed at a number of locations. Most of the park is only accessible by foot. Adventure guides and brochures are available at Greenbrier State Park.
With so many breathtaking choices, you will undoubtedly have a blast with your friends and family. So get out and enjoy some of nature's playgrounds.